Major Campaign Areas of Japan Offspring Fund
Japan Offspring Fund was established in 1984 as a Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO). JOF activities include testing the safety
of food and campaigning about safety issues regarding "living",
a broad concept based on the Japanese word "kurashi".
The Japanese name, "Shokuhin to Kurashi no Anzen Kikin"
literally means "Fund for Safe Food and Living". Financial
support for activities comes from members fees (including a
subscription to the monthly magazine "Safety of Our Food
and Life") as well as from sales of other publications.
Starting in 2004, we are also publishing "Anzen Style"
to promote safe and healthy products around Japan.
Post Harvest Pesticides
International Food Standards (Codex)
Genetically Manipulated Organisms and GM Foods
Hormone Disrupting Substances
Since 1999, Japan Offspring Fund has participated at the international
level at FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius conferences regarding food
safety standards. We have represented consumers also at other
international meetings, including the World Trade Organization,
OECD and UNEP/CBD. Reporting from such meetings in the monthly
magazine is one way to empowering consumers and increasing awareness
about the effects of globalization. JOF's international food
work is done as a member of IACFO, in cooperation with Center
for Science in the Public Interest and The Food Commission.
Other work, for example on PCB pollution, has been done together
with consumer and environmental organizations in Korea, China,
Malaysia, and other Asian countries.
Post-harvest agricultural chemicals detected in apples imported
Insect dying from eating a genetically manipulated potato
(Photo: Japan Offspring Fund)
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